Automatic Bicycle Counting

This conference paper, from the 2002 meeting of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) Transportation Group, summarizes research undertaken to evaluate automatic bicycle counting technologies. The author completed a literature review and consulted with key staff in road controlling agencies to select the types of equipment to test. Rigorous testing was performed on two commercially-available traffic counting machines: the Golden River Marksman 410 Bicycle Classifier and the MetroCount Vehicle Classifier 5600 series. Tests were conducted in both off-street (to simulate conditions in parks and on cycle paths), and on-street in mixed traffic, to simulate typical conditions for cyclists. Counting involved a minimum sample size of 50 bicycles; variations of the methodology included riding at varying speeds to ascertain the sensitivity of the equipment to this variable. The author found that both counters performed satisfactorily and are recommended for use in New Zealand for counting bicycles, either off-street or on-street, and in both urban and rural situations. The author concluded that automatic bicycle counting is not only feasible but is relatively easy to do as part of routine traffic counting.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) Transportation Group. Technical Conference Papers 2002

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01050212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 31 2007 6:21AM